Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | May 2039

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 May 2039 at 01:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 13 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2039 at 02:24
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2039 at 18:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2039 at 14:16
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 21 June 2039 at 17:21

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 487 / 1440

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 487 of Meeus index or 1440 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠176.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199.2°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 May 2039 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2039 at 12:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 005 km

The Moon is 405 005 km (251 658 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 205 km (221 957 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 18:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 7 June 2039 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 18:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.653°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.699° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 May 2039 at 10:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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